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User avatar #8 - cleateater (06/27/2014) [+] (14 replies)
that's pretty much why america does everything different that the rest of the world

because ' **** de sistem'
User avatar #9 to #8 - Funnel (06/27/2014) [-]
Soccer is a British word, not American.
#14 - beerholder (06/27/2014) [-]
As it turns out, when the sport of kicking the ball between posts appeared in England around the 18 hundreds as a method of making school kids exercise, it had very few rules set. Depending on where you played it, the rules differed from town to town, even from school to school. There is the story of a kid named William Web Ellis from the town of Rugby who one day decided to grab the ball in the hands, run around the other kids and kick it into goal when he reached the posts what a wanker . After a while, the sport started to get popular, and the need for an organization to regulate the rules was needed. Some people agreed with the rules, some didn't and founded their own federations. To make distinctions between the types of football, they all agreed to give them names, such as:   
   
1. Football Association (soccer for short)   
2. American Football ( yes, that's how it's officially called)   
3. Rugby Football (as in "that football the townsfolk of Rugby invented)   
4. Australian Football (guess who invented this)   
5. Gaelic Football   
and so on   
   
So let's stop bitchin' about what football really is and enjoy some football. I love the Rugby.
As it turns out, when the sport of kicking the ball between posts appeared in England around the 18 hundreds as a method of making school kids exercise, it had very few rules set. Depending on where you played it, the rules differed from town to town, even from school to school. There is the story of a kid named William Web Ellis from the town of Rugby who one day decided to grab the ball in the hands, run around the other kids and kick it into goal when he reached the posts what a wanker . After a while, the sport started to get popular, and the need for an organization to regulate the rules was needed. Some people agreed with the rules, some didn't and founded their own federations. To make distinctions between the types of football, they all agreed to give them names, such as:

1. Football Association (soccer for short)
2. American Football ( yes, that's how it's officially called)
3. Rugby Football (as in "that football the townsfolk of Rugby invented)
4. Australian Football (guess who invented this)
5. Gaelic Football
and so on

So let's stop bitchin' about what football really is and enjoy some football. I love the Rugby.
#3 - CIS White Male (06/27/2014) [+] (16 replies)
"Soccer" is a term first used by us British folk and is a shortening of the word "Association" the fact that the US folk use it now is still quite annoying all the same, especially when you call "Hand Egg" football ;)
#7 to #3 - xspencerxxx (06/27/2014) [-]
at least Americans know the difference between acting and sports ;)
at least Americans know the difference between acting and sports ;)
User avatar #32 - shinku (06/28/2014) [-]
Actually the term soccer came first
User avatar #24 - ivoryhammer (06/28/2014) [+] (2 replies)
Actually Soccer used to be used by the English.
#28 - azsdcfbhnj (06/28/2014) [+] (4 replies)
#36 to #28 - theruse ONLINE (06/28/2014) [-]
#46 - dksidefortyone ONLINE (06/28/2014) [-]
Technically the term "Soccer" came first, and was considered the "gentleman" term for the sport. As time went on, around 1800 or so, school boys in Britain started calling it Assoccer, which eventually became Football after the years, the term that most of the world uses for the game. So basically the term that those in the US and Canada the word changed after we had been a separate country, by several years in fact.   
   
Source: www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/06/the-origin-of-the-word-soccer/
Technically the term "Soccer" came first, and was considered the "gentleman" term for the sport. As time went on, around 1800 or so, school boys in Britain started calling it Assoccer, which eventually became Football after the years, the term that most of the world uses for the game. So basically the term that those in the US and Canada the word changed after we had been a separate country, by several years in fact.

Source: www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/06/the-origin-of-the-word-soccer/
#11 - CIS White Male (06/27/2014) [+] (1 reply)
the origin of the word “soccer”. For all you out there who love to complain when Americans, and certain others, call “Football”, “Soccer”, you should know that it was the British that invented the word and it was also one of the first names of what we now primarily know of as “Football”.

In fact, in the early days of the sport among the upper echelons of British society, the proper term for the sport was “Soccer”. Not only that, but the sport being referred to as “Soccer” preceded the first recorded instance of it being called by the singular word “Football” by about 18 years, with the latter happening when it became more popular with the middle and lower class. When that happened, the term “Football” gradually began dominating over “Soccer” and the then official name “Association Football”.
User avatar #18 - demandsgayversion ONLINE (06/28/2014) [-]
If there were European names for American sports, I think that'd be hilarious. Baseball: Whackystick. Football: soccer (more confusion).
#12 - CIS White Male (06/27/2014) [-]
In fact, in the early days of the sport among the upper echelons of British society, the proper term for the sport was “Soccer”. Not only that, but the sport being referred to as “Soccer” preceded the first recorded instance of it being called by the singular word “Football” by about 18 years, with the latter happening when it became more popular with the middle and lower class. When that happened, the term “Football” gradually began dominating over “Soccer” and the then official name “Association Football”.
User avatar #10 - toosexyforyou (06/27/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Alright, so I understand why English speaking countries call it "football" but why do the rest of the countries call it that? "Fut" doesn't mean "foot" in Spanish. Why aren't you calling it Piernebol? Spain could be calling it Candlesticks and it'll make as much sense as Futbol in their language.
#51 - CIS White Male (06/28/2014) [-]
Yeah because the Government is totally in charge of language.
#48 - hockeynerd (06/28/2014) [-]
ignorance is bliss i guess
#25 - kristovsky (06/28/2014) [-]
>AFW independence
#5 - iampowpow (06/27/2014) [-]
let's not forget alooominum, if you're from that part of the world
#2 - therussianboy (06/27/2014) [-]
**therussianboy rolled image**
User avatar #1 - flyingassassin ONLINE (06/27/2014) [-]
ur gey
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